[Detroit? 1856?]. , 10 pp, with the half title, which is usually lacking ['Speech of William H. Seward, at Detroit, October 2, 1856']. Disbound with some loosening. Trimmed closely at the upper margin, taking several page numerals but not affecting text. Good+.
As the 1856 elections approached, Slavery was steadily enhancing its dominance in the Union. The new Republican Party, of which Seward was a charter member, was fielding John C. Fremont as its first presidential candidate. Seward warns his fellow Republicans that "the Slaveholding class of the American people is systematically and successfully perverting the administration of the government, especially in regard to the Territories, so as to change the Constitution, and endanger the stability, welfare and liberty of the Union."
LCP 9313, Sabin 79556, and Dumond 101 [DC printing]. OCLC 29132562 [1- U MN], 81580952 [1- NYHS] [all without the half title] as of March 2019. Item #35655